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My five fives of 2018

Previous lists for 20172016201520142013201220112010 and 2009.

Top 5 Films

(Released in UK cinemas or on streaming services in 2018, which I have seen. Links point to IMDb)

  1. Roma
  2. BlacKkKlansman
  3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  4. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse
  5. Lady Bird

Top 5 Albums

(Released in the UK in 2018, which I have heard. Links point to Spotify)

  1. Chvrches – Love Is Dead
  2. Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance
  3. Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears
  4. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
  5. Robyn – Honey

Top 5 TV series (non BBC)

(Released in the UK in 2018, that I watched. Links point to IMDb or Wikipedia)

  1. The Americans S6
  2. Succession
  3. Save Me
  4. Wild, Wild Country
  5. Homecoming

Top 5 Books

(That I read in 2018. Links point to Amazon)

  1. Zadie Smith – White Teeth
  2. Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life
  3. Emma Cline – The Girls
  4. Nikesh Shukla – The Good Immigrant
  5. Sally Rooney – Conversations With Friends

Top 5 Live performances

(That I attended in 2018. Links point to the act’s website)

  1. At The Drive-In @ Brixton Academy
  2. LCD Soundsystem @ All Points East
  3. Chvrches @ Best Kept Secret
  4. The National @ Best Kept Secret
  5. Superorganism @ All Points East

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We Love the Internet 2018/53: The 40 greatest family games edition

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We Love the Internet 2018/52: The Monster in the mirror edition

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We Love the Internet 2018/51: The Cube rule edition

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We Love the Internet 2018/50: The Death of Hollywood’s middle class edition

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